Monthly Archives: July 2013

La Jolla Cove Gets the Bill Magee Blues

Bill Magee Blues

La Jolla Cove got the Bill Magee Blues yesterday — and couldn’t be happier. The band was featured at the most recent show in the town’s annual series of La Jolla Concerts By the Sea. Bill Magee hails from Mississippi, was raised in New York, played with Jimi Hendrix, and is now based in music-loving San Diego.

Guests at La Jolla Cove Suites enjoyed front row seats to this world-class show. You have a chance to be a La Jolla Cove Suites guest for FREE. We are giving away one free overnight at each of several upcoming summer concerts. Remember to sign up in the park to be eligible to win.

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash in Front of La Jolla Cove Suites

 Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

La Jolla fans of the Americana music spectrum got a big dose of their favorite sounds yesterday as the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash played Scripps Park at the La Jolla Concert By the Sea. The San Diego-native band is led by songwriter Mark Stuart, who received express permission from the “Man in Black” for the use of his name.

Does La Jolla even deserve music this good? Yes, we do. And it keeps getting better. La Jolla Cove Suites is giving away one free overnight at each of several upcoming concerts. Be sure to sign up in the park to be eligible to win.

La Jolla Cove Suites Hotel Kitties

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There is no doubt that the top criteria for choosing a hotel are its location, clean rooms, and excellent customer service. Beyond that, one important and often overlooked discriminator, though, is whether or not there are hotel kitties at large. It is widely known that the presence of hotel kitties is a strong indicator of a warm, family-oriented, and pet-friendly hotel. 

La Jolla Cove Suites’ hotel kitties, Cornelius and Cleo, are 14 weeks young and thriving. They just went to the vet for their booster vaccines. They are still very playful. One of Cornelius’ favorite games is scaling Assistant General Manager Joanna’s desk via the path he forged, walking across her paperwork, getting  put back down on the floor, and repeating ad infinitum. Both cats are growing very quickly, and their personalities are really starting to show. Cornelius is in charge but Cleo holds her own.  Please come visit our hotel – and our kitties.

Big Time Operator Summer Concert in Front of La Jolla Cove Suites

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Big Time Operator got La Jolla Cove swinging yesterday at the second in the annual series of La Jolla Concerts By the Sea. The 10-piece big band is a multiple-year winner of San Diego Music Awards in the Best Big Band category, among other accolades. We dug the dancers we saw cutting the rug – er, grass. Our guests enjoyed the best parking spot in the village for heading over to join in the fun. Did we mention we’ll be giving away one free overnight in a suite at several upcoming concerts? Be sure to sign up in the park to be eligible to win.

 

Summertime Outdoor Wedding at La Jolla Cove Suites

Wedding arch provided by La Jolla Cove Suites and adorned by Four Seasons Flowers

Wedding arch provided by La Jolla Cove Suites and adorned by Four Seasons Flowers

San Diego’s temperate climate beckons many brides and grooms to tie the knot outside. The rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites offers a location with a breathtaking panoramic view in the heart of the village of La Jolla. With capacity of 225 people, the space can accommodate an engagement party, ceremony, reception, dance floor with a DJ or live band, and more. The hotel works with a variety of outstanding, experienced, and creative preferred vendors. Dedicated wedding planners assure that the day of the event runs beautifully. Ultimately, the rooftop is a blank canvas on which wedding dreams come to life.

The La Jolla Cove Suites rooftop, dressed for an evening wedding party, with strings of lights, and a checkered dance floor.(right) These lanterns lining the wedding aisle hold LED candles which keep them glowing all day and night.

The La Jolla Cove Suites rooftop, dressed for an evening wedding party, with strings of lights, and a checkered dance floor. (right) These lanterns lining the wedding aisle hold LED candles which kept them glowing all day and night.

 

Vivid Poetry by a La Jolla Cove Suites Guest

A special La Jolla Cove Suites guest vacationed here regularly with his family in the 1950s and 60s. As an adult he has continued to return to the hotel with his family. On his last visit, his granddaughter wrote this poem, entitled “The Cove.” He presented this poem to our Front Desk upon check in today to celebrate his anniversary!. We hope you enjoy this poem as much as we do.

The Cove
By Lisa McVeigh

It is not a rooster
nor an alarm clock
that wakens me,
That lifts me out of my peaceful
dreams
to the bright new day
It is my senses calling me –
Proclaiming the beauty
Of the Cove in all its wonder

With open eyes,
a clear blue sky becomes visible,
a comely canvas stretched behind
the rocky hillside

Upon removing the sleepy dust,
The ocean comes alive,
Vivacious, turquoise waves
Caressing the sandy shore

La Jolla surrounds me,
Whipping wind against my face
The icy chill of the morning breeze
And the salty mist,
Reaching the tip of my nose
Walking,

The morning passes
And I reach the beckoning smells of
nearby
Restaurants and cafes lining the walk

The palm trees, like sticks,
Swaying,
Fanning the white-feathered birds that
soar
Through their green palms
and over a body of water,
So significantly named

A white bench resting on dry land
A rock towering over the water
Sandals off, and my toes slip into the
Many grains of sand
Relaxing and waiting

La Jolla Cove Suites in the 1960s (left) and today (right)

La Jolla Cove Suites in the 1960s (left) and today (right)

Rockola Leads La Jolla By the Sea Summer Concert Series

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 Rockola did indeed rock La Jolla yesterday at the first summer concert in the annual series of La Jolla Concerts By the Sea. The San Diego-based band covers a wide variety of classic rock hits, and enjoys a sizeable following in the region. Guests of La Jolla Cove Suites had their own box seats in the form of their oceanfront balconies. Or they took in the summer panorama from our rooftop deck. It’s not too late to get your own piece of summer paradise. There are still eight concerts left in the season, and La Jolla Cove Suites will be giving away a free night in a suite at several of them!

4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

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Thousands of spectators crowded into Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove to watch yesterday’s 4th of July fireworks show. A local tradition for nearly 25 years, the spectacular display is sponsored by the La Jolla Fireworks Foundation, which is supported by La Jolla Cove Suites among other patrons. La Jolla Cove Suites guests had front row seats to the show from their private oceanfront balconies. We also offered a DJ, dancing, cash bar, and unparalleled views of the show from our oceanfront rooftop, as shown in these photos. We wish to thank all of our guests who chose to celebrate the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove Suites. And we wish a very Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

 

20 Free Summertime Things to Do in La Jolla

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They say the best things in life are free. Here are 20 summer activities favored by our savvy travelers. Be sure to check for schedule changes, if applicable, before you head out:

  1. See the La Jolla Fireworks on the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park (or avoid the crowds and get the best view of the show from La Jolla Cove Suites’ private rooftop, featuring DJ and cash bar, just $25 for adults and $15 for kids)
  2. Enjoy La Jolla Cove, San Diego’s best spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling the underwater Marine Sanctuary
  3. Fly a kite or have a picnic at Scripps Park, immediately in front of the hotel
  4. Visit the harbor seals at La Jolla’s Children’s Pool and the sea lions along the rocky shore of La Jolla Cove
  5. Stay and play at La Jolla Cove Suites’ chlorine-free, saltwater pool
  6. Watch for the seagull eggs hatching soon along the cliffs of La Jolla
  7. Explore La Jolla’s Tide Pools at Shell Beach
  8. Visit the Mount Soledad Veterans’ Memorial and its panoramic views
  9. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve with its breathtaking coastal views
  10. Boogey board, build sand castles, or roast s’mores in the fire pits at La Jolla Shores
  11. Surf or skim board at La Jolla’s Windansea Beach
  12. View UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of Outdoor Art
  13. Play at the La Jolla Recreation Center
  14. Enjoy live music around the village, art gallery receptions and exhibits, dining specials, shopping deals and even prizes at Haute La Jolla Nights on July 27 and August 17 from 6-9 p.m.
  15. Listen or dance to La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, held on Sundays at 2-4 p.m. from July through September at Scripps Park, right in front of our hotel
  16. Take an architectural tour of the SALK Institute
  17. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla on July 18 and August 15 at 5-7 p.m.
  18. Hunt for the Murals of La Jolla
  19. Join classes, concerts, movies, book clubs and more the La Jolla Riford Library
  20. Browse the multitude of La Jolla art galleries in the village